Background: In shoulder arthroplasty, mismatch is defined as the difference in the radius or diameter of curvature between the humeral head and glenoid components. Recommendations for mismatch have not been substantiated scientifically. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of mismatch on glenoid radiolucent lines.
Methods: The results of 319 total shoulder arthroplasties performed for the treatment of primary osteoarthritis were evaluated. All of the arthroplasties were performed with a single type of prosthesis (Aequalis; Tornier, Montbonnot, France) that included a cemented, all-polyethylene glenoid component. Three sizes of glenoid components and seven humeral head diameters were utilized. Radial mismatch was categorized as ≤4 mm, 4.5 to 5.5 mm, 6 to 7 mm, or >7 to 10 mm. Radiographs were evaluated at a mean of 53.5 months (range, twenty-four to 110 months) postoperatively. Glenoid radiolucent lines were scored with a scale ranging from 0 points for no radiolucency to 18 points for radiolucent lines exceeding 2 mm in six zones. Variance, linear contrasts polynomial, quadratic polynomial contrast statistical, and linear regression analyses were performed to evaluate the relationship between radial mismatch and glenoid radiolucent lines.
Results: A significant linear relationship was found between mismatch and the glenoid radiolucency score (p < 0.0001), with significantly lower (better) radiolucency scores associated with radial mismatches of >5.5 mm.
Conclusions: In this study of glenohumeral prosthetic mismatch ranging from 0 to 10 mm, the mismatch had a significant influence on the scores for the glenoid radiolucent lines, which were best when the radial mismatch was between 6 and 10 mm. The theoretical risk of prosthetic instability with larger mismatch values was not demonstrated within the range of mismatch values evaluated in this series.
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinique Sainte Anne Lumière, Lyon, France
In support of their research or preparation of this manuscript, one or more of the authors received grants or outside funding from Association pour le Développement de la Pathologie de l'Epaule. In addition, one or more of the authors received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commer- cial entity (Tornier Company). Also, a commercial entity (Tornier Company) paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, benefits to a research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
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